Definition of tenrec
: any of numerous small often spiny mammalian insectivores (family Tenrecidae) chiefly of Madagascar
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The tailless tenrec of Madagascar has litters of up to 32, according to the IUCN, while the naked mole rat has an average of 28.
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Origin and Etymology of tenrec
French, from Malagasy tàndraka
First Known Use: circa 1785See Words from the same year
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